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Lincoln MKZ and MKC Start from $51,660 and $55,590 in China


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One has to be a really big fan of Lincoln to buy its products in China, as the MKZ sedan and MKC crossover are priced more than 50 percent higher than in their home market.

Lincoln has officially launched the MKZ and MKC in China, with prices starting from 315,800 yuan ($51,660 at today’s exchange rates) for the MKZ and 339,800 yuan ($55,590) for the MKC.

China Gets Longer QX50 with Updated Styling


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As a carmaker, you can’t go to China and offer just standard wheelbase models – I mean you can, but no one will take you seriously.

Infiniti seems to have learned this lesson quickly and will introduce a long-wheelbase version of its QX50 crossover (formerly known as the EX) exclusively for the world’s largest car market.

China’s Worst Driver Doesn’t Have a Clue What He’s Doing in Parking Lot


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Not anyone can brag about hitting a car more than ten times during a 10 minute long parking maneuver.

VW Plans to Electrify China With More Than 20 EVs


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Due to the heavy pollution it is facing, China is promoting the use of electric cars by introducing incentives and more strict emission rules.

Citroën Says C3-XR Crossover Won’t Come to Europe, Boosts C4 Cactus Production


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Citroën’s C3-XR small SUV will only be offered on the Chinese market, with the French carmaker ruling out European sales of the model. Built in a PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Wuhan, China, the C3-XR will arrive in local dealerships in December.

Watch a German Owner Kill his Chinese BMW X5 Clone, the CEO


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What do you do with a Chinese knockoff of a BMW X5 SUV that has turned into a rust-bucket a little after 100,000 km (roughly 60,000 miles)?

VW Recalling 1.14 Million Cars in China and the US over Suspension Issues


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Volkswagen has announced it is recalling more than a million cars in North America and China to sort out a potential problem with rear suspension parts.

Range Rover Evoque Now Made in China As Well


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Jaguar Land Rover today inaugurated its first assembly plant outside the UK with Chinese partner Chery Automobile Company.

Mercedes Will Build More Compacts in China Beyond the GLA


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Daimler AG and its partner BAIC Motor Corporation have signed an agreement to build further Mercedes-Benz compact car models beyond the GLA-Class in China.

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Makes it Big with 100,000 Sales in a Year


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Mercedes-Benz has struck it big with the all-new S-Class sedan, racking up more than 100,000 sales worldwide since its launch a year ago.

This is for the first time Mercedes-Benz has sold as many S-Class models in the first year of full availability, making it the most successful market launch of an S-Class ever. Mercedes-Benz is also proud that the new S-Class also had the fastest market launch ever, having arrived in less than twelve weeks in all its three core markets: Germany (end of July 2013), China (end of September 2013) and the United States (mid-October 2013).

Volvo Says Chinese-Built S60L Coming To US In 2015, Made Better Than European Model


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By selling the stretched Volvo S60L in the US, Volvo thinks it can satisfy a market for a plusher S60, while proving Chinese-made cars can be quality products.

New Buick Envision Said to Arrive in US in Q3 of 2015


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The Buick Envision compact crossover recently launched on the Chinese market will reportedly arrive in the United States in the third quarter of 2015.

BMW Plans a Long Version of New X1 for China


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Not only will the next X1 be BMW's first front-wheel drive SUV and the first to be available with 3-cylinder engines, but we now learn that it will also have the distinction of being their first crossover offered in a LWB version.

New Citroen C3-XR Small SUV Wears its Production Outfit


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Just a few months after Citroen presented the C3-XR Concept at the Beijing Auto Show, the French have announced the production version of the small SUV that will go on sale in China this December.

McLaren Detunes 650S, Makes it More Refined, Calls it 625C for Asian Market


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With an eye on Ferrari’s huge success in Asia, as well as its own optimistic projections, McLaren has decided it would be in good fortune to make a special model for the more eastern markets (China in particular). Sales in the region will grow from 20 percent in 2013 closer to 33 percent in 2014 - a third of their cars will go to Asia.

VW Planning Audi A6-Based Luxury Sedan for China Only


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The only reason for which the VW Phaeton still exists today is the Chinese market, where the luxury sedan enjoyed a commercial success that offset poor demand from Europe and North America.

German Brands Sell Almost as Many Cars in China as All 25 Local Carmakers Combined


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German automakers have reached a 24 percent share of the Chinese auto market in July, gaining 3 percent compared to the end of 2013. The world’s largest car market is a haven for German carmakers, which together sell almost as many cars as all 25 Chinese brands combined.

Chinese Tycoon Orders 30 Rolls-Royce Phantoms EWBs for His New Macau Hotel


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As far as Rolls-Royce is concerned, customers don’t get better than luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung, who has ordered 30 Bespoke Extended Wheelbase Phantoms for his Louis XIII hotel in Macau.

China’s Geely Announces itself as Formula 4 Engine Provider


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Formula 4 “is an open-wheel racing car category intended for junior drivers,” according to Wikipedia. There’s no actual world championship, but there are several national or trans-regional ones.

First Shipment of Lincoln Vehicles Arrives in China


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The success of Ford’s turnaround plan for Lincoln depends significantly on China, the world’s largest car market, where Lincoln will officially debut in late October.